Dental Team – Rochester, MN

Our Dedicated, Friendly Staff

It takes a lot of people to keep a dental office running smoothly and on time while making sure every patient feels like they’re being treated like an individual. On this page, you can learn some of the names behind the team members who work alongside Dr. Brong to help Rochester patients attain their best smiles. Read the brief biographies below before scheduling an appointment with us; we can’t wait to get acquainted with you in person!

Brooke, Office Manager/Front Desk

Certified and registered dental assistant Sinde Finnegan

Brooke has been working as our practice’s office manager for over a year now. Thanks to her education at the University of Minnesota, she’s done exceptionally well in the role. Her passion for the work is especially evident, as she truly loves meeting and interacting with patients.

While raised in nearby Blaine, Brooke currently lives here in Rochester. (Her parents are retired and live in the Twin Cities.) She likes to keep busy with hobbies in her downtime – things like gardening, traveling, hiking, cooking, etc.

Sinde Finnegan, Certified and Registered Dental Assistant

Certified and registered dental assistant Sinde Finnegan

With more than 30 years of dentistry experience, Sinde is dedicated to going above and beyond to offer patients the care they need. Sinde graduated from Rochester Vocational and Technical College where she studied dental assisting. She is a board-certified and registered dental assistant.

A native of Elgin, Sinde is happily married and has a daughter who is in her third year at Creighton University and a son who is in his first year at Buena Vista University. When she has spare time, Sinde enjoys walking, reading, volunteering, and attending her kids’ sporting events.

Julie Vo, Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Julie Vo

Julie has been working in the dental world for almost five years now. She also has training in restorative functions, which means she’s able to place both fillings and stainless-steel crowns. What she enjoys most about her work at Zumbro Dental is helping patients live healthier lives by improving their smiles!

Outside of the dental office, Julie is excitedly planning a wedding for the end of 2022 with her fiancé. She also spends her free time hosting events, cooking, traveling (especially to Vietnam, where her parents immigrated from), and being surrounded by loved ones.

Courtney Schroeder, Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Julie Vo

Originally from Preston, Courtney chose to pursue her studies at Minnesota State University. In addition to having more than five years of experience in the world of dentistry, she is certified in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, restorative functions, and dental lasers! For her, the best thing about being a dental hygienist is helping patients feel confident about their smiles while educating them on how to keep their teeth healthy.

Courtney’s hobbies include cooking, baking, watching movies, planting flowers, cheering on the Minnesota Vikings, and, of course, spending time with loved ones. Here’s a fun fact about her: she graduated high school with a class of 28 students!